Skin is the body’s protective barrier from the outside world. It recognizes pain, alerts us of danger, and protects us from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays.
The choice to protect our skin is easy; deciding the right sunscreen can be as simple as reading the label and understanding the terms:
Broad spectrum protection: protect against both UVA and UVB rays. UVB rays are themain cause of sunburn and skin cancers, but UVA rays also contribute to skin cancerand pre-mature aging.
Sun protection factor (SPF): The SPF number is the level of protection the sunscreen provides against UVB rays. The American Cancer society recommends using an SPF of 30 or higher. SPF below 15 only protects against sunburn, not skin cancer or skin aging.
Water resistant: No sunscreens are waterproof or “sweatproof.” For best results, reapply sunscreen at least every 2 hours and even more often if swimming or sweating.
"Invest in your skin. It is going to represent you for a very long time." Linden Tyler